Famous Drugstore Tins For Sale: Page 4

TA5 – From the early 1990’s comes this 12 oz tin of what was called “America’s #1 Pipe Tobacc” – Captain Black GOLD! Still produced today by Lane Limited, Cap. Black Gold is a golden Virginia/Burey Cavendish with the unique flavoring this blend is famous for. Just 1 tin available for $45


TA6 – From the early 1990’s, these are 7 oz tins of Borkum Riff Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey. As noted on the side of the tin – “35% Black Cavendish from Africa, Europe and the Philippines mixed with 65% Virginia from Brazil and Africa. And as a final treat, genuine Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is added.” I have 6 tins available for $32 per tin


TA51 – Here’s a sweet one from days past – early 1990’s factory sealed 6 oz canisters of Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish. A heavily aromatic mix of dark Kentucky and Burley tobacco, enhanced with the soft delicious taste of cherry and just a touch of vanilla.  I have 1 of these marvelous old 6 oz factory sealed tins still available for $25 – SOLD


TA52 – Here’s a sweet one from days past – early 1990’s factory sealed 7 oz canisters of the original Borkum Riff. This is the one with the original Burley and Virginia (65% Virginia), combination flavored with whiskey. The current blend changed quite a bit – now that the Scandinavian Tobacco Group does the remake – as it is now all Burley with some Cavendish treated Burley. I have just 1 of these marvelous old 6 oz factory sealed tins still available for $25 – SOLD


TA4 – From the 1970’s comes this 14 oz full and sealed tin of Kentucky Club’s “Blend of the Month.” I have no idea regarding the contents but back in those days, Kentucky Club would put together a new compilation each month to ship to its distributors. This 14 oz tin sells for $40


OC7 – Old Time Smorgasbord 6-Pack of Nostalgic Pleasure! You get one ounce factory sealed tins of 1970’s sensations London Dock, Kentucky Club, Whitehall, Brush Creek, Club Cavendish & Greenbriar. Sample them all and take a ride back in pipe smoking history! This 6-pack sells for $40


TA8 – Another one of the most famous tobaccos of all time, Sir Walter Raleigh in a 14 oz still factory sealed ring pull tin from the early 1990’s and the Lane Limited version that is still being made today A cube cut Burley with an all tobacco taste that was enhanced with an aromatic agent.  This tin sells for $45


TA9 – This is George Washington in a 14 oz lever top tin produced by R.J Reynolds in the 1960’s in solid still factory sealed condition. This is, of course, one of the most famous American blends of all-time as far as the artwork goes. A Burley forward blend with a touch of Virginia and a molasses flavoring added that lent a sensational aroma to the compilation at the match. Hey, it was good enough for our founding father, right? This tin does show a slight dent on the side and some external rust but none that are deep or bleed through the metal. This tin sells for $75


TA10 – The original American Tobacco Company production 14 oz heavy duty plastic humidor encased Half and Half Burley & Bright. Note that these are promotional 1970’s twist seal humidors that got you both the tobacco and the humidor. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Half and Half is a timeless mix of loose cut Burley and Virginia tobaccos with flavorful notes of Cardamom, Coriander and Maze. Enjoy this smooth, easy-going smoke again and again.” I have 4 of these handsome and well preserved commercial grade heavy plastic barrel humidors and they sell for $65 apiece


TA11 – Fast forwarding a few decades, these are early 1990’s 14 oz ring pull tins of Half & Half. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Half and Half is a timeless mix of loose cut Burley and Virginia tobaccos with flavorful notes of Cardamom, Coriander and Maze. Enjoy this smooth, easy-going smoke again and again.” I have 4 of these handsome 1990’s tins and they sell for $40 apiece


TA12 – This is the ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers Granger in 14 oz tins from the 1980’s. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. The original Granger, as noted in one of the photos, was an old fashioned rough cut Burley.  I have 1 of these marvelous old and well preserved classics still available for available for $50 – SOLD


TA14 – The House of Windsor version of Bourbon Street in 2 oz tins from the early 2000’s (originally Bond Street and then the ATC changed the name to Bourbon Street and HOW has kept that name). Black Burley Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique and Virginia, cased with Bourbon and offering a seldom tasted compilation. Should be quite smooth by now with all the aging. I have 2 of these tins available for $18 per tin


TA15 – The House of Windsor version of Mapleton in a 2 oz tin from the early 2000’s. The blend was a Burley and Virginia with the combined flavors of Rum & Maple. This tin sells for $18 – SOLD


TA16 – One of the all-time classic drugstore blends, Union Leader in a 12 oz still factory sealed twist top tin from the 1980’s or early to mid 1990’s. This is the American Tobacco Company version which was made prior to the House of Windsor taking over the blending in the  late 1990’s and it was used as both pipe and ROY cigarette tobacco. A mostly Burley with a little Virginia combination which is lightly topped with maple. The smoking experience is “all tobacco” with just a hint of sweetness from the topping. The flavor and nicotine punch is delightful and dizzying. If you enjoy top-shelf Burley mixed with some fine Virginia and processed in a unique and satisfying way, grab this tin of Union Leader and go to work on it! Just 1 tin available for $40


TA17 – Now this is interesting and was probably some kind of promotional for Briggs Mixture. I have received a group of large Oak Barrel with screw off lids of Briggs, and inside the barrel are still factory sealed with tax stamp intact, 16-ounce packages of Briggs. The leaf looks solid but is dry. I can’t guess the age but certainly older as they arrived with a lot of the other older classic “Drugstore” tins that I am currently selling. Briggs had a straight forward in taste with little variance in flavor as you work your way down the bowl. A mostly Burley with some Virginia. The topping is so light as to be almost undetectable, but somehow enhances the flavor and makes for an enjoyable and unique smoke. “When a Feller Needs a Friend” Briggs is a great choice! And if you don’t want the tobacco, hey, the oak barrel is plenty cool by itself! I have just 1 of these cool looking old one-pound Oak Barrels of Briggs Mixture still available for $75 per barrel


TA18 – The long gone Kentucky Club in a 14 oz canister with inner bag. No date stamp but research has narrowed it down to the 1990’s and anywhere in that decade, probably. Five choice imported and domestic tobaccos are in this one; Turkish, Perique, White Burley, Carolina and Bright Virginia that is in mixed cube, ribbon, broken flake and shag form. This tin sells for $45


TA19 – This is the ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers Velvet in 14 oz tins from the 1980’s with tax stamps still intact that run across the inner perma moist sealed bags. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. This original Velvet, as noted on the tins – “Made from the best sun-ripened Kentucky Burley tobacco aged to mellow perfection in nature’s slow but sure way. Burns cool and sweet in pipe or cigarette.”  I have 4 of these marvelous old and well preserved classics available for available for $45 per tin – SOLD OUT


TA20 – Here’s another long gone oldie that some pipe smoker’s still search the world over trying to find (if only they can find my website!) John Middleton’s all-time most famous classic, Cherry Blend in still perfectly sealed condition 14 & 16 oz lever top tins (I’ll sell them largest to smallest as the orders come in), probably from the 1970’s, and these tins look brand new!  I gave this blend a whirl for the first time back in 2001 and enjoyed it quite a bit. So, I bought one of these lever top tins for myself and upon getting it open, the aroma was heavenly. The cherry flavor was there in a very faint way, if that makes any sense. I liked the leaf’s cut and taste. The cool burning almost cocoa like taste of the Burley combined with subtle hints of dark, fermented Cherries, made for a whale of a combination. If I had to pick a “drug store” blend as the one I had to smoke for the rest of my life, Middleton’s Cherry Blend would be considered, And that surprises me. If you are a coffee lover, try a bowl of this with your next cup. The flavor combination is delightful! I have 3 of these perfectly conditioned tins still available for $45 per tin


TA23 – The original American Tobacco Company production 14 oz heavy duty plastic humidor encased Bourbon Blend. I’ve not seen this one in eons. Note that this is a promotional tin that got you both the tobacco and the humidor that is a twist seal. All I know about this blend is what it says on the side of the tin, “Blended With Fine Bourbon Whiskey.”  I have 1 of these handsome and well preserved humidor tins still available and it sells for $60 – SOLD


TA24 – From Sutliff, this is Private Stock No. 1, Bourbon and Bright in a 12 ounce lever top tin from (I am guessing), the 1970’s since many of the “drugstore” tins from this same seller are from that time period. This no longer made blend is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Aromatic, cavendish cut tobaccos with a dash of spirits that adds an extra dimension to our smooth tasting tobaccos.” This 12 oz tin has a small dent on the side that you can see in the photo and sells for $40


TA25 – The polarizing famous Sutliff blend, Mixture #79 in 12 oz factory sealed lever top tins from the 1960’s or 1970’s. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Rich burley tobaccos, blended to the original, time-honored formula of the Sutliff’s of California, maintains the tradition of this perennial favorite. A topping of natural vanilla flavoring gives this basic pipe tobacco blend a soft, sweet aroma to enhance its already mild, biteless, round taste.” I have  tin available for $40